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External Support and the R&D Team

In order to realize long-term development and quality improvement, THC established the R&D department to integrate the R&D teams and strengthen their core competiveness. The Department focuses on cultivating professional talents to assume R&D and technical roles. It uses advanced instruments and information to develop products, collects the latest information on packaging materials and beverage processing methods locally and internationally, and understands market trends and the needs of customers. By developing new packaging materials and beverage processing technologies, THC can provide new forms of packaging and beverages of various flavors to satisfy the demands from customers.

Closures

Screw cap connected closure:

 

Unique and novel pilfer-proof leaf Since 1994, THC has been leading the development of beverage by substituting aluminum closures on PET bottles with plastic closures, and designing this unique pilfer-proof blade closure with the following characteristics and functions.


(1)Patented in Taiwan and sold exclusively.
(2)Secure closure to firmly to the bottle prevent dropping and loss.
(3)Highly convenient and can be opened by one hand.

Light-weight design

 

THC is extremely concerned with environmental protection, energy-saving and reducing carbon emission. Thus, we continue to reduce plastics consumption by gradually directing R&D towards design of functional, light-weight products.


(1)THC has developed new 1810 aseptic closure (new design) to substitute the existing 1810 aseptic closure used domestically. The main difference between the two is the internal structure and design. Closure height has been decreased from 20.2 mm to 19.65 mm while its weight has been reduced from 3.1 g to 2.53 g, a notable 18% reduction. Used with the specialized 1810 bottle neck, the new 1810 aseptic closure is currently manufactured and delivered to various beverage plants in Japan. The new design will substitute the existing 1810 aseptic closure and become the first choice of beverage companies.

The specification of plastic closure products produced by THC is compatible with various packaging such as those of hot-fill beverages, carbonated beverages, aseptic beverages and package water.

Composite vacuum closure

  1. THC successfully developed the composite vacuum closure for easier and safer handling by the consumers.
  2. Adopt highest food-grade plastics, iron sheets and rubbers that conform to food and health standards to produce our composite vacuum closures.
  3. Able to replace traditional chicken essence closures and P.T. metal closures.
  4. Able to withstand sterilization at 127oC , allowing safer product storage.

Deluxe aluminum closure with PE liner

Aluminum closures are generally used for alcoholic beverages. With the prevalence of counterfeit alcohols on the market, THC uses metal closure anti-counterfeit processing technology and collaborates R&D team from specialized developers to develop high-tech, anti-counterfeit closures to provide customers and consumers with greater assurance. Features of pilfer proof aluminum closure technology includes:


(1)2D animation anti-counterfeit labeling technology
(2)Transparent laser hologram heat transfer printing technology
(3)Laser aluminum film heat transfer technology
(4)Laser hologram labeling technology
(5)DataDot DNA technology

PET Bottles

World Packaging Material Evloution

    • Glass bottle
      ( Evolution 250 year )
    • Advantage High barrier,
      Heat-resistant
      & crush-proof
      Disadvantage Heavier,easy,
      damage,high transportation cost
    • Iron Can
      ( Evolution 200 year )
    • Advantage Light-resistant,heat-resistant & not easy damage
      Disadvantage Bad chemical stability,peculiar smell
    • Aluminium Can
      ( Evolution 45 year )
    • Advantage Light-resistant,heat-resistant & not easy damage
      Disadvantage Bad chemical stability,peculiar smell
    • Paper and
      Tetra Pak
      ( Evolution 60 year )
    • Advantage Low cost,light-weight,low transportation cost
      Disadvantage Steady shape,easy deformed by pressing
    • PET bottle
      ( Evolution 30 year )
    • Advantage Low cost,reusable,easily shaped,recycling
Application
The 1stgeneration:(30 years) bottled water
The 2ndgeneration:(25 years) Car bonated drink
The 3ndgeneration:(20 years) HR PET bottle
The 4thgeneration:beer (low volume on market,future trend)

『 New window design 』

Patented design


Novel light-weight bottle with “multi-step” heat-resistant window design:
(1)Able to tolerate hot filling of 90℃ without deformation
(2)Able to fully absorb the positive pressure produced during hot filling and negative pressure produced after cooling
(3)Able to reduce weight and optimize functionality

Novel patented bottle design:

Light-weight PET neck finish

THC is extremely concerned with environmental protection, energy-saving and reducing carbon emission. Thus, we continue to reduce plastics consumption by gradually directing R&D towards design of functional, light-weight product that reduces costs for customers and increase market competitiveness.

Light-weight hot-fill neck finish

Suitable for juice, tea, functional drinks and other hot-fill beverages that require heat-resistant crystallized neck finish.

Light-weight cold-fill bottle opening

Suitable for products like carbonated beverages, aseptic beverages and packaged water.

Labels

  • With its extensive history in developing label manufacturing techniques, THC became the forerunner in complying with environmental policies in 2007 by substituting PVC labels on the outer packaging of beverages and other products with environmentally friendly PET, OPS, OPP and LDPE labels.
  • Main functions of the perforated line on labels:
    (1)Increases efficiency of label removal from discarded containers and reduces recycling labor costs.
    (2)Encourages reuse of discarded PET bottles to prevent the wastage of resources.
    (3)Increases purity of recycled materials from discarded, maximizes resource reuse and achieves carbon reduction.
    Eco-friendly label materials:
  • PET and OPS materials contain neither the six plasticizers nor the eight heavy metals. They comply with the current environmental regulations and are more suitable with increasing environmental awareness.
  • Increasing functionality to protect the nutritional value of food products
    (1)White, non-transparent PET shrinkable film is able to block UV rays effectively and prevents damages to dairy products and tea beverages due to light exposure. This preserves nutritional value and ensures consumer safety.
R & D equipment and application Equipment advantages
3D Printing Machine

3D drawing can be presented in three dimension through output of 3D printing machine

Application:PET bottles
As PET bottle production requires a series of complicated processes:
  • 3D printing can be used to produce a prototype to be sent to the client for verification quickly, reducing the sampling time.
  • Reduces the sampling cost of new product for the customer.
Coordinate Measuring Machine

As all shapes are formed by coordinates, the coordinate measuring machine can accurately measure the coordinates of all geometries.

Application:Packaging materials
  • Measures dimensions accurately and prevents human error.
  • Uses different probes to measure dimensions of internal structure.
  • After setting the program, automatic sampling can be done in large quantity.
X-ray Instrument

The X-ray instrument uses X-ray diffraction to rapidly measure and analyze products

Application:Plastic closures, PET bottles
  • Non-invasive and non-destructive testing that preserves the original sample.
  • Able to detect the defects and weaknesses of products effectively.
  • Able to observes the sealing between plastic closure and neck precisely.
Automatic Capping Machine

The automatic capping machine simulates the opening and closing of the product. Its fully automated data analysis prevents human error.

Application:Plastic closures
  • The measurement process is fully automatic, producing impartial and objective data output.
  • High precision in detection and can be easily analyzed with spectrum.
  • Able to provide customers with suggestions for sealing angle and torque required for usage.
FTIR

Fourier transform infrared microscopy (FTIR) is a non-destructive optical spectroscopy method used to analyze structure.

Application:Compounds
  • Composition can be determined through spectrum analysis.
  • Spectrum can be used to compare with other similar spectra to determine the source of contamination.
Profilometer

The profilometer tests and examines object profiles, 2D dimensions and 2D displacement.

Application:Dimensional measurement of tools and molds.
  • Able to measure the profiles and dimensions of molds with high precision.
  • Able to produce drawing according to the measured dimensions.
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